Wednesday July 23rd, 2014
Wednesday July 23rd, 2014
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Ebonyi: Intrigues that enthroned Madam Speaker

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•Madam Speaker flanked by her men

THE impeachment of Rt. Hon. Chukwuma Nwazunku as Speaker of the Ebonyi State House of Assembly, at dawn last Monday was reflective of the popular saying that “what goes around comes around”.

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I’m ready for arrest — Aregbesola

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Aregbesola

The APC candidate and incumbent governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola yesterday declared that he was not afraid of the alleged plot by the leadership of the PDP and the police to arrest him and some of his associates ahead of the election.

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Imoke’s different path to service

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Governor Imoke

THe tradition had been for Governor Liyel Imoke to put humanitarian activities around his birthday anniversary. There was not much departure from this tradition on the 10th of July, 2014 when the Cross River State governor clocked 53.

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SDP candidate flays focus on ‘stomach infrastructure’

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Akinwusi

Social Democratic Party (SDP) candidate, Mr. Olusegun Akinwusi has faulted the on-going distribution of kerosene, foodstuff and cloths to electorate by some political parties in the state, saying it was against democratic culture.

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Osun PDP asks Aregbesola to account for allocation

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Aregbesola and Omisore

The PDP in Osun has demanded detailed account of how the state’s allocation and other funds collected by the Rauf Aregbesola administration since its onset in 2010.

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2015:Suswam’s bid to loan Senate seat

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Gov Suswan

Governor Gabriel Suswam of Benue State has finally opened up on his bid to take the Senate seat presently occupied by Senator Barnabas Gemade. The outgoing governor’s bid for Gemade’s political jugular is bound to excite the political firmament in the region.

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Why Jonathan is impeaching every body – Nda-Isaiah

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SAM Nda- Isaiah

SAM Nda- Isaiah, who until recently resigned his position as the Publisher of Leadership Newspapers, in this interview, wants all democratic arsenals to be deployed towards ensuring that President Goodluck Jonathan does not continue till 2019.

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Aregbesola’s O’REAP a rip off — Omisore

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*Omisore

The PDP candidate Senator Iyiola Omisore has flayed the Osun Rural Enterprise and Agriculture Programme, O-REAP of the incumbent governor as a fraud saying the estimated N4 billion spent on agriculture cannot be accounted for.

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Our loyalty to Oyinlola made PDP expel us — Igbalaye

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Oyinlola

ONE of the recently expelled members of the PDP labeled as spies of the APC in the opposition party, Mr Teslim Igbalaye has traced their woes to their continued loyalty to the immediate former governor of the state, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola.

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Our major failure at the confab — Dr Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi

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Abiola Akiyode Afolabi

Dr Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi, Executive Director, Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre, WARD-C was a delegate to the 2014 National Conference, whose report is now being compiled. In this interview, she reviews the conference and articulates what she points as one of the major failures of the conference among other national issues

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Group rebuffs stomach infrastructure theory

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Aregbesola and Omisore

The Oranmiyan Support Group has said that the proposed stomach infrastructure introduced by a candidate in Osun State by distributing bags of rice and kegs of kerosene to secure their votes, will not work
Leader of the group, Mr. Ayo Akinola described the action as derogatory and insulting to Osun voters.

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Parents back Aregbesola for second terms

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Gov. Aregbesola with students of the O' School Reform initiative.

With a few days to the governorship election in Osun State, parents of public primary school pupils and secondary school students in Osun state yesterday declared their support for the second term ambition of Governor Rauf Aregbesola as they unanimously endorsed him for second term in office.

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N300b: Akinbade lambast Aregbesola for wasteful spending

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The Labour Party torch bearer in Alhaji Fatai Akinbade has observed that the over N300 billion that accrued to the state in the last three and half years from the federation account, was enough to transform the state if the Rauf Aregbesola administration had put it to judicious use.

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Our governors are running to hide in the Senate — Ali

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Ahmadu-Alli

SEnator (Col.) Dr. Ahmadu Ali is a man of all seasons and arguably one of the most exposed
public office holders in Nigeria’s post war years. Civilian and military, Ali has been at the top echelon of governance in Nigeria and in all cases he was a man of action who often left a signature name behind the high offices he occupied.

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Senator Ogunwale declares support for Aregbesola

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Aregbesola

Governor Rauf Aregbesola re-election bid weekend received a boost as a chieftain of the PDP Senator Felix Ogunwale declared his total support for the APC candidate.

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Aregbesola pledges to reconstruct all schools in Osun

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Aregbesola

GOvernor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State has assured the people of the state that by the end of his second term in office, no school will be left with any dilapidated classroom.

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APC spy in PDP will not defect – Group

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PDP-APC

THE Osun State chapter of the PDP Reconciliatory Movement, PRM, says that the PDP state secretary Major Raphael Towobola (rtd) who was expelled last week by the party would not defect to the APC or any other party as he was a major pillar in the building of the party in the state.

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Produce our kidnapped members, SDP urges APC

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Akinwusi

Osun State chapter of Social Democratic Party SDP has called on the Inspector-General of Police (IG), Mohammed Abubakar to investigate the circumstances leading to the alleged kidnap of three of its members at the weekend by those it claimed to be chieftains of the APC.

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Nigerians’ll resist militarization of polls — Femi Pedro

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File: Voter casting her vote

Former deputy governor of Lagos State and a chieftain of the APC in Lagos, Otunba Femi Pedro, has warned against militarisation of Osun State ahead of the gubernatorial elections in the state, noting that Nigerians would resist any attempt to use the military to intimidate the citizenry.

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2015: The Battle for Ebonyi

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*Gov Elechi

Possible contenders include a former deputy governor, Prof. Chigozie Ogbu, the current deputy governor, Mr Dave Umahi, a former Commissioner for Environment, Dr. Paul Okorie, Rector, Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic, Unwana, Afikpo, Prof Francis Otunta, the Minister of Health, Prof Onyebuchi Chukwu, a former Minister of Education, Chief Aja Nwachukwu, a former Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Obinna Ogba, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, and Director, Bank of Industry, Chief Dave Nwachukwu.

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Edo is ‘work in progress’ —Omo-Ojo, Transport Commissioner

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Orobosa

For those who know Orobosa Omo-Ojo, and have followed the trajectory of his media activism especially as it relates to his home state of Edo, it was inevitable that, sooner or later, he would end up in government as a key functionary. Hitherto Lagos-based, Omo-Ojo kept Edo in view as he pursued his livelihood as a journalist and publisher of MidWest Herald, which he produced in Lagos and sold mainly in Edo and Delta States.

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Edo PDP has been reformed — Hon. Momoh

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MOMOH-Abubakar

Hon. Abubakar Momoh is a member of the House of Representatives representing Etsako Federal Constituency of Edo State. The former councilor, local government chairman, member of the Edo State House of Assembly is now aspiring to represent the Edo North in the Senate. In this interview, he explains the reason behind his defection from the All Progressive Congress, APC, to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), his relationship with Governor Oshiomhole amongst other issues.

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Industrialisation of Akwa Ibom is our next phase of uncommon transformation – Udom

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*Akpabio

The main difference between the public and private sector experience is the same in Nigeria and in other climes. It is not is thick as the Chinese wall. The area of similarity is that they are both focused on service to the people and appropriate allocation and utilization of resources.

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How polls can be peaceful, credible – Candidates, stakeholders

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Aregbesola and Omisore

THOSE who expect the August 9 governorship election in Osun State to be violent and rigged are in for a shocker, if the promises of the 20 candidates, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and other stakeholders are anything to go by.

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Uduaghan’s blunt confession: No need for a new governor if I complete all the work in Delta

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UDUAGHAN3

DELTA State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, spoke to journalists in Asaba, on national and state matters Saturday Vanguard team of Emma Amaize, Austin Ogwuda, Festus Ahon, Godwin Oghre and Brisibe Perez were there

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NASS adjourns for full time politicking

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*National Assembly

Traditionally, the last year of the four year term of the National Assembly is normally uneventful in terms of lawmaking, but full of cut throat politics.

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Truly, it’s difficult being an opposition politician —Ogbonnaya Onu

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Onu: ANPP leader

Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, erstwhile national chairman of the defunct All Nigeria Peoples Party, ANPP is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
In this interview, Onu bares his mind on how he was shortchanged at the 1999 national convention of the defunct ANPP in Kaduna, his role in the emergence of APC, he assesses the Jonathan administration, the security challenges in the country, among other issues. A chemical engineer, an administrator, Onu was the first executive governor of Abia State.

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Jang Succession: Strange letters on the Plateau

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Gov Jonah Jang of Plateau State

Plateau State, also known as the Home of Peace and Tourism has had nothing close to tranquility in more than a decade now.

It is not only the problems of ethno-religious conflicts, civil unrest and bomb-blasts that plague the State, politically too, the State has also known little peace.

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Crisis in Edo House: Our hell in Edo APC -Osayimwen

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EDO ASSEMBLY CRISIS—Police at the Edo State House of Assembly as the crisis in the House continued, yesterday. Photo: Barnabas Uzosike.

Mr. Patrick Osayimwen is a member of the Edo State House of Assembly and is one of those suspended by the majority members of the House.
Osayimwen who recently defected from the APC, represents Oredo East Constituency in the State House of Assembly. In this interview he advanced reasons why he left the APC, his rapport with the comrade governor, the crisis in the state legislature among other issues

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Crisis in Edo House: Edo PDP leaders feeding fat from crisis —Shaibu

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•The lawmakers... friends turned foes.

Mr. Philip Shaibu is the majority leader of the Edo State House of Assembly and one of the foot soldiers of Governor Adams Oshiomhole in the legislature. In this interview he declared that the crisis rocking the House is being stage managed by outside interests in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

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Nyako: A messy story

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Gov. Murtala Nyako of Adamawa

The removal of Admiral Murtala Nyako as governor of Adamawa State was a prediction long foretold. But why he walked straight into the booby trap is a wonder

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Delta 2015: It is my destiny – Gbagi

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KENNETH GBAGI

Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi, industrialist, lawyer, criminologist and former Minister of State (Education) is one of those angling to succeed Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State, next year. In this interview, he adds a new twist to the race saying that there are plots by people, he describes as Biafrans, to capture the state and warns Deltans to foil the plots. He also speaks on the abducted Chibok school girls and says they could be rescued in 24 hours if the government did the needful.

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